Middle School Testing

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SOL Testing In-Person Students

Message to Parents of In-Person Students - MS Non-Writing Testing Notification

Action needed by F, 3/26 – Complete form

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Across Virginia, students will be taking Standards of Learning (SOL) tests this spring. Federal and state education departments have decided not to cancel this year’s assessments. In Fairfax County Public Schools, testing for grades 3-8 will be scheduled between April 26 and June 4, 2021. 

  • All SOL tests are taken in-person at school. SOL tests are not available for remote delivery from home. Our staff will schedule specific SOL testing dates for your student. In some cases, it may be necessary for us to schedule an SOL testing appointment on a day when your student is not normally attending at school. For example, certain tests may need to be scheduled on a Monday. If this is the case, bus transportation will be provided to school, as needed. 
  • For any SOL assessments this spring, you have the right to refuse testing for your student. The Right to Refuse Assessments webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/34277) offers information and considerations as you make this decision. 

As we prepare for spring assessments, we need to collect information about your intentions for spring SOL tests. Due to complex logistical planning, we request a response by Friday, March 26, 2021. Please complete this online Google intent form. Contact Kim Longworth, School Testing Coordinator at our school if you need help accessing or completing the form @email.

Federal law requires schools to give SOL tests in reading, mathematics, and science. Additionally, state policy requires schools to use local alternative assessments in grade levels and content areas where SOL tests have been removed. 

  • SOL tests measure what students have learned of the content and skills detailed in the Virginia Standards of Learning. Tests provide information about student achievement to the parent, school, school division, and state. SOL scores are available for families by the start of the next school year. 
  • Local alternative assessments are the combination of formal and informal assessments delivered as part of regular classroom instruction throughout the school year. Like SOL tests, the local alternative assessments measure student learning of the content standards. Performance on local alternative assessments is incorporated into quarterly progress reports for families.  

The table below shows which content areas are assessed at each grade level within elementary and middle schools. If you have questions about state assessments for your student, please contact their teacher.

Grade 

SOL Tests

Local Alternative Assessments

7

Reading, Mathematics* 

Social Studies

8

Reading, Mathematics*, Science

Writing, Social Studies

 

 

 

 

 

* For elementary and middle school students enrolled in a high school credit-bearing mathematics course, the Algebra 1, Geometry, or Algebra 2 SOL test is used to fulfill the federal testing requirement. Note that the Virginia Remote Student Progress Monitoring Test is not available for high school credit-bearing mathematics courses

SOL Testing Virtual Students

Message to Parents of Virtual Students - MS Non-Writing Testing Notification

Action needed by F, 3/26 – Complete form

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Across Virginia, students will be taking Standards of Learning (SOL) tests this spring. Federal and state education departments have decided not to cancel this year’s assessments. In Fairfax County Public Schools, testing for grades 3-8 will be scheduled between April 26 and June 4, 2021. 

  • All SOL tests must be taken in-person at school. SOL tests are not available for remote delivery from home. Because your student attends school virtually, we will schedule testing appointments when your student will come to school to complete their SOL assessments. Bus transportation will be provided for these appointments, as needed. 
  • If you do not wish for your fully virtual student to take SOL tests at school this spring, you have the right to refuse testing. The Right to Refuse Assessments webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/34277) offers information and considerations as you make this decision. 
  • If you choose to refuse the grade 3-8 SOL reading or mathematics test for your virtual student, you will have the opportunity for them to complete an alternative, non-SOL test at home. The Virginia Remote Student Progress Monitoring Test will provide information about strengths and areas for growth in grade level content standards. MORE INFORMATION TO COME.

As we prepare for spring assessments, we need to collect information about your intentions for spring SOL tests. Due to complex logistical planning, we request a response by Friday, March 26, 2021. Please complete this online Google intent form. Contact Kim Longworth, School Testing Coordinator at our school if you need help accessing or completing the form @email

Federal law requires schools to give SOL tests in reading, mathematics, and science. Additionally, state policy requires schools to use local alternative assessments in grade levels and content areas where SOL tests have been removed. 

  • SOL tests measure what students have learned of the content and skills detailed in the Virginia Standards of Learning. Tests provide information about student achievement to the parent, school, school division, and state. SOL scores are available for families by the start of the next school year. 
  • Local alternative assessments are the combination of formal and informal assessments delivered as part of regular classroom instruction throughout the school year. Like SOL tests, the local alternative assessments measure student learning of the content standards. Performance on local alternative assessments is incorporated into quarterly progress reports for families.  

The table below shows which content areas are assessed at each grade level within elementary and middle schools. If you have questions about state assessments for your student, please contact their teacher.

Grade 

SOL Tests

Local Alternative Assessments

7

Reading, Mathematics* 

Social Studies

8

Reading, Mathematics*, Science

Writing, Social Studies

 

 

 

 

 

* For elementary and middle school students enrolled in a high school credit-bearing mathematics course, the Algebra 1, Geometry, or Algebra 2 SOL test is used to fulfill the federal testing requirement. Note that the Virginia Remote Student Progress Monitoring Test is not available for high school credit-bearing mathematics courses

SOL Testing Schedule for Both Student Populations

MS Testing Schedule

Robinson Middle School

SOL Test Date

Morning Test 

8:00 - 11:30

Afternoon Test 

12:00 - 3:00

M 4/26

Reading 7

 

M 5/3

Reading 8

 

M 5/10

Math 7 & Math 7 HN

Science 8

M 5/17

 

Make Up Tests

M 5/24

Pre-Algebra (Math 8)

Algebra 1 (HN) & Geometry

 

 

Middle School Testing Coordinator

Kim Longworth| KALongworth@fcps.edu | 703.426.6829

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